Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > London
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 65 79
Rank change year-on-year +14 +14 +28
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1,176 1,698 1,506
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.72% 3.97% 3.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.85% 13.13% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1,221 1,111
Median daily rate £363 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £140 £148 £135
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £350 £386 £360
% change year-on-year -9.39% +7.29% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 42
Median hourly rate £21.25 £18.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.27% -6.20% +5.26%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £11.30
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.13 £53.40
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.15% - +10.00%

Office 365 is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 8,492 12,928 10,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.08% 30.26% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,106 9,379 7,947
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £318 £350 £319
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 91 89
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £26.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -8.50% +40.92%
10th Percentile £18.35 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £70.00 £53.80
Median hourly rate £24.43 £18.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.22% -6.20% +5.26%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Office 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in London.

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in London.

Hourly rate trend for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Office 365 in London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the London region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +8 254 £300 -27.71% 71
West London +34 75 £220 -21.78% 24
South London +24 33 £331 +8.61% 3
East London +52 27 £263 -25.00% 8
North London +6 9 £188 -25.00% 3
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 697 (59.27%) Windows
2 589 (50.09%) Microsoft
3 556 (47.28%) Active Directory
4 423 (35.97%) Azure
5 400 (34.01%) Windows 10
6 297 (25.26%) SharePoint
7 235 (19.98%) Migration
8 220 (18.71%) Microsoft Office
9 217 (18.45%) Windows Server
10 194 (16.50%) SCCM
11 172 (14.63%) Finance
12 171 (14.54%) VMware
13 165 (14.03%) Windows 7
14 154 (13.10%) ITIL
15 146 (12.41%) Skype
16 143 (12.16%) PowerShell
17 142 (12.07%) Citrix
18 137 (11.65%) Microsoft Intune
19 117 (9.95%) Azure Active Directory
20 114 (9.69%) DNS
20 114 (9.69%) MS Exchange
21 112 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
22 111 (9.44%) Skype for Business
23 108 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
24 105 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 105 (8.93%) Cisco
25 102 (8.67%) OneDrive
26 99 (8.42%) Firewall
27 97 (8.25%) Apple iOS
28 92 (7.82%) VPN

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 297 (25.26%) SharePoint
2 114 (9.69%) MS Exchange
3 111 (9.44%) Skype for Business
4 42 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (1.28%) IIS
8 5 (0.43%) Confluence
8 5 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.34%) Apache
9 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.26%) CMS
10 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle 10gAS
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.17%) Site Server
11 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 220 (18.71%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.085%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.085%) Houdini
9 1 (0.085%) Maya
9 1 (0.085%) Revit
9 1 (0.085%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 51 (4.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.26%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.085%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.085%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.085%) Global One
6 1 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 423 (35.97%) Azure
2 117 (9.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 102 (8.67%) OneDrive
4 61 (5.19%) Power Platform
5 49 (4.17%) AWS
5 49 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
5 49 (4.17%) SaaS
6 48 (4.08%) PaaS
7 43 (3.66%) PowerApps
8 42 (3.57%) IaaS
9 39 (3.32%) Mimecast
10 37 (3.15%) Yammer
11 22 (1.87%) G Suite
12 15 (1.28%) Microsoft Flow
13 9 (0.77%) Serverless
14 7 (0.60%) GCP
15 5 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 5 (0.43%) Azure Functions
15 5 (0.43%) GitHub
15 5 (0.43%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 146 (12.41%) Skype
2 114 (9.69%) DNS
3 99 (8.42%) Firewall
4 92 (7.82%) VPN
5 76 (6.46%) DHCP
5 76 (6.46%) LAN
6 68 (5.78%) WAN
7 47 (4.00%) SAN
8 44 (3.74%) VoIP
9 43 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
10 39 (3.32%) TCP/IP
11 32 (2.72%) Internet
12 27 (2.30%) NetScaler
13 26 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
14 24 (2.04%) Unified Communications
15 20 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
15 20 (1.70%) Network Security
16 18 (1.53%) MPLS
17 16 (1.36%) WebEx
18 15 (1.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.98%) Power BI
3 13 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.51%) MySQL
8 4 (0.34%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.26%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.17%) OLAP
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.17%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 24 (2.04%) JIRA
2 14 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.26%) Hudson
5 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.085%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.085%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.085%) MSI
7 1 (0.085%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.085%) Zephyr
General
1 172 (14.63%) Finance
2 88 (7.48%) Public Sector
3 29 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.38%) Banking
5 27 (2.30%) Marketing
6 24 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.79%) Electronics
8 20 (1.70%) Law
9 18 (1.53%) Retail
10 16 (1.36%) Legal
11 12 (1.02%) Advertising
12 11 (0.94%) German Language
13 10 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.68%) French Language
14 8 (0.68%) Front Office
15 4 (0.34%) Back Office
15 4 (0.34%) Local Government
15 4 (0.34%) Publishing
16 2 (0.17%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 156 (13.27%) Analyst
2 151 (12.84%) Support Engineer
3 132 (11.22%) Architect
4 105 (8.93%) Desktop Support
5 98 (8.33%) Consultant
5 98 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
6 89 (7.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 77 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 68 (5.78%) Desktop Engineer
9 62 (5.27%) IT Support
10 60 (5.10%) Project Manager
11 58 (4.93%) Support Analyst
12 55 (4.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 55 (4.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 54 (4.59%) Windows Engineer
14 50 (4.25%) Service Analyst
15 48 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
16 41 (3.49%) Administrator
16 41 (3.49%) IT Engineer
17 40 (3.40%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.64%) .NET
2 18 (1.53%) HTML
2 18 (1.53%) JSON
3 14 (1.19%) ASP.NET
4 13 (1.11%) Web Services
5 11 (0.94%) Velocity
6 9 (0.77%) CSS
7 7 (0.60%) LDAP
7 7 (0.60%) XML
8 6 (0.51%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.43%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.43%) React
10 4 (0.34%) .NET Core
10 4 (0.34%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (0.34%) Node.js
10 4 (0.34%) OAuth
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.26%) jQuery
11 3 (0.26%) LAMP
11 3 (0.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
2 44 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.49%) iPhone
4 34 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (2.81%) Blackberry
5 33 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.64%) Data Centre
7 27 (2.30%) Smartphone
8 22 (1.87%) iPad
9 20 (1.70%) Hedge funds
10 19 (1.62%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.45%) User Experience
12 15 (1.28%) Replication
12 15 (1.28%) Social Media
13 14 (1.19%) Clustering
14 11 (0.94%) BYOD
14 11 (0.94%) Driving Licence
14 11 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.94%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 697 (59.27%) Windows
2 400 (34.01%) Windows 10
3 217 (18.45%) Windows Server
4 165 (14.03%) Windows 7
5 112 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (8.25%) Apple iOS
7 84 (7.14%) Android
8 78 (6.63%) Windows Server 2016
9 60 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (4.00%) Linux
11 35 (2.98%) Mac OS X
12 30 (2.55%) Mac OS
13 22 (1.87%) Windows Server 2019
14 15 (1.28%) Unix
14 15 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
15 14 (1.19%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.94%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.26%) CentOS
18 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (19.98%) Migration
2 154 (13.10%) ITIL
3 108 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
4 105 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 63 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
6 62 (5.27%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (5.27%) Change Management
7 60 (5.10%) CRM
8 53 (4.51%) Mobile Device Management
9 52 (4.42%) Project Management
10 49 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (3.06%) Time Management
12 34 (2.89%) DevOps
12 34 (2.89%) Project Delivery
12 34 (2.89%) Workflow
13 32 (2.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 30 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
14 30 (2.55%) Service Management
15 27 (2.30%) Asset Management
15 27 (2.30%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 143 (12.16%) PowerShell
2 82 (6.97%) SQL
3 25 (2.13%) C#
4 19 (1.62%) JavaScript
5 16 (1.36%) VBScript
6 10 (0.85%) VB
7 9 (0.77%) C
8 8 (0.68%) Java
9 7 (0.60%) C++
10 5 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.43%) VBA
11 4 (0.34%) Perl
11 4 (0.34%) Python
12 3 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.26%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.17%) Ruby
13 2 (0.17%) VB6
14 1 (0.085%) Scala
14 1 (0.085%) X++
Qualifications
1 91 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 75 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 73 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (4.34%) MCSE
5 31 (2.64%) Degree
6 27 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (1.70%) CCA
7 20 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
7 20 (1.70%) MCSA
8 16 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.11%) DBS Check
9 13 (1.11%) MCP
10 11 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (0.85%) MCITP
12 7 (0.60%) ACSP
13 6 (0.51%) CCNA
13 6 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.51%) PMP
14 5 (0.43%) CCNP
14 5 (0.43%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.49%) SLA
2 21 (1.79%) GDPR
3 9 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.77%) PMO
4 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.34%) QA
6 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.26%) NIST
7 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.085%) COBIT
8 1 (0.085%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.085%) IFRS
8 1 (0.085%) NCSC
8 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 556 (47.28%) Active Directory
2 89 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.34%) Hyper-V
4 46 (3.91%) XenApp
5 40 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (1.96%) XenDesktop
7 21 (1.79%) vSphere
8 16 (1.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 13 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.51%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.34%) Docker
12 4 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.085%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.085%) Postfix
14 1 (0.085%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 194 (16.50%) SCCM
2 137 (11.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 36 (3.06%) AirWatch
4 22 (1.87%) Jamf Pro
5 20 (1.70%) SCOM
5 20 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.77%) Ansible
6 9 (0.77%) Terraform
7 8 (0.68%) WSUS
8 7 (0.60%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.43%) CASB
10 5 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.34%) vMotion
11 4 (0.34%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.26%) DatAdvantage
12 3 (0.26%) Puppet
12 3 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 589 (50.09%) Microsoft
2 171 (14.54%) VMware
3 142 (12.07%) Citrix
4 105 (8.93%) Cisco
5 79 (6.72%) Apple
6 39 (3.32%) ServiceNow
7 36 (3.06%) Google
8 33 (2.81%) HP
9 31 (2.64%) Ivanti
10 26 (2.21%) SAP
11 24 (2.04%) Polycom
12 23 (1.96%) Adobe
13 22 (1.87%) Bloomberg
13 22 (1.87%) NetApp
14 21 (1.79%) Oracle
15 20 (1.70%) Symantec
16 19 (1.62%) Dell
17 17 (1.45%) Reuters
18 16 (1.36%) Samsung
19 14 (1.19%) Meraki